Are you having trouble sleeping? If you suffer from allergies, the recent pollen counts in Mansfield, Texas, sure don’t help. Whether it’s because of stress or allergens, there are ways to breathe and sleep easier in your home.
Breathe Easier: Clean Your Home Thoroughly
The warm and sunny weather in Mansfield might tempt you to open a window to usher in a fresh breeze, especially in the morning. That’s the worst thing you can do for your allergies, though, as the mornings are when the pollen counts are at their highest. Run your air conditioner to circulate the air inside your home and clean it thoroughly by:
- Washing clothing and bedding in hot water every week
- Vacuuming your home bi-weekly with a vacuum that has a HEPA filter
- Using a damp cloth to wipe dust and allergens from surfaces daily
Sleep Easier: Hide Your Smartphone Before Bed
According to recent studies, exposing your eyes to blue light in the evening can mess with your natural circadian rhythm. Your smartphone’s LCD screen emits blue light, and it can cause you to have trouble falling asleep. Some apps help your smartphone adapt to the sun’s cycle and filter the blue light. But to truly get a good night’s sleep, it’s best to put your smartphone away a few hours before bed. Those texts and emails will be there in the morning.
Do Both: Install Indoor Air Quality Products
There are plenty of indoor air quality products available on the market today that help homeowners breathe and sleep easier in their homes. Among the best products for cleaning the air inside your home, air cleaners are great at removing harmful particles like allergens. Arming your home with such device will prove invaluable.
Do you suspect your home has poor indoor air quality? You can improve it quickly to breathe and sleep easier. Contact Performance Heat and Air at 817-349-3567 for fast and friendly service from one of our IAQ specialists.